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buying 88 committee and has limited access. you can probably see and know that this creates a congestion in the adjacent neighborhoods. the attention is to open the committee up and to begin to change the community and make this a more accessible place and to make the streets those which are safe using the latest design ideas and pedestrian-friendly places. this is due to the stuff in helping us to develop these concepts. with us is increased access to the cars and also pedestrian
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safety. the cross streets working with your staff, we have developed these intersections which are more safe for the residence and a neighbor's and their connecting into the neighborhood itself. you can see with the improved walkways, we have worked with the bicycle coalition in extending dedicated by claims and connecting to the existing corridors. this is an integrated system. we have worked with the community to work to bring the line directly into the side. this is to park merced and san francisco state university. this is in the middle of the avenue.
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this moves us into the stock that would provide greater access for the residents of the park and greater safety for all of the user's including san francisco state. this would create a very important linkage that is missing in our transportation system in this side of the city. there are other advantages not only providing for stops that you can get off the new system but also the opportunities to create a landscaped front door to the city right here on 19th avenue.
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we also will be providing a zero to low emissions shuttle bus that will provide access from this unique and the bus stops that we are providing at the northern edge directly to the daily city parks station. this connects directly to the part. this is a very important linkage. in the interim, we will be using the same shuttle best -- shuttle bus. as was mentioned, this is a long-term project which took approximately 20 years to complete but we know the estimates that we have given you are actually conservative ones. we see this as an opportunity to
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create a place that is truly unique. the neighborhood future is a rich and vibrant place in which to live. hal>> as i go through this presentation, there are two overriding ports which are important there are two projects which are linked fairy closely together. one is the park merced project. the other was asking us to take a bigger look at what is happening in the southwestern part of san francisco. we are trying to get our hands on the bigger picture. the second point is in
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developing the networks for the projects, there were three planning efforts that gave us a leg up. this gave us the most current planning foundations for transit service. the trend francisco bicycle plant. he says helped -- these have helped. i would like to look at the next debt and particularly, the engagement. the 19th avenue steady is a project that has been requested by the supervisor. i will go into the details. we work closely with the supervisor and the project sponsor between 2008 and 2009 to really get the study up and running to analyze this so that this reflects our best data.
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we have prepared a transportation impact study which is the for a draft and fermenta review is published. we also made sure that we agree to the right people to give the kind of technical overview the project needed. for instance, the operation, safety, and construction helped us to review the alternatives in 2009. the transit service plan that we saw on the screen that included the network, that was reviewed by the service planning and the plan was finalized the summer of 2010. the mitigation measures that go with an environmental review were identified by a project sponsored and reviewed by the staff and fetid to make sure
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that there was technical viability. we have to review the projected 2009 which is a coalition of city departments including the fire department, the police department, the planning department. we looked at the particulars of the project proposal but pedestrian, traffic and engineering and all of those reviewed in 2009. we get comments on this review when it was published and we made sure that what was published reflected the best and most current information. then we just recently had a review of the mitigation measures themselves and the
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potential issues. there were options that were proposed before the mta and the task group to make sure that we could have technical feasibility. we also have subsequent to the publication of the draft and garmin to review an updated and review meeting with the staff that we met with including construction and operation off just to make sure that they were aware of the latest and newest developments. now a couple of words that are important to understand and the difference to train the steady and the individual projects. the supervisor asked the city to look at what is happening in the southwestern corner of san francisco and to look at the large developments proposed because so much was being proposed for change. san francisco stages completed
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its master plan. some came before the city planning commission and while back. that was after concerns about the development proposal. we would like to make this fit better into the san francisco neighborhood. this project overview, we have put these together with any significant proposal that we know of and we put them on the same table and we started to analyze different levels.
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hoswe know that something needso be done more comprehensively to make this work better in san francisco and to the regional corridor. the projected growth was 370% based on the analysis that we have with transportation authority. to make sure that we knew what was one on, we looked at five different levels. what if development in that part of town was proposed, what would happen to the corridor? the layered on top of that analysis will happen if those major projects that i outlined
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were added to the housing units and the commercial. we saw how much the transportation improvements helped to move transit, transportation, traffic. then we laird what if we added the project that was proposed by the project sponsor as i mentioned especially part merced. that tells us what is happening with the level of service, where transit ridership will be very heavy and where the voting patterns would be. this gave us the right data to tell us what it would look like
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in 30 years. now we are, "with the best minds in the city -- we are working with the best minds in the city, what we plan to do is look at the big picture in the study and piece together those projects. nothing that you have heard about would preclude the best and most significant roles like never command of the project on the one hand we look at the big picture, on the other hand we work closely with the project sponsor to make sure they are hand in glove on where we need to be. this is two snapshots of where we needed to be. we looked up to the roadway and
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bridges. we also look at the projects. there are improve frequencies called for. one very popular item, bringing this to the entire west side of 19th ave. if you think about the corridor, this is a long term borough of san francisco state -- this is a long-term goal of san francisco state. whether you are getting to san francisco state, you know of craft across 19th ave. we're working closely with rail operation and safety.
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and we look at this mark signals. we are also looking to get ideas from the neighbors who lived there. they have and vested interest in this. the next step is on the 19th avenue corridor and the project includes represent in the mca, the planning commission as a just completed the hearing. we know that we want to go at the review. the mta would have to be present to help answer questions about any technical analysis that went
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into it. if this is certified, what would be the next thing that we do as a city? to review and adopt the findings of the environmental process which will probably be this fall. then to really look at the corridor study. once they have the certainty, that gives us a real stable foundations to make that corridor study and that to your five not just a wish list but in reality. we work closely with the staff to make sure that the plan that the projected is cost-effective and to make sure that we are thinking about the capital
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pieces. we are making sure we have the guards, facilities, and the vehicles. this becomes part of the development and part of the project proposal. that concludes my part of the presentation. >> thank you for that comprehensive report. is that the entire presentation? first >> we will start with anjuli broke. -- we will start with julie br ook. >> i have been a resident of this area for the past 20 years and won a say how excited i am about this project. i've been on the sustainability committee since it started and i am excited about the green aspect.
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i'm excited about population density and commercial space. it would be nicer and safer for everyone. this is very frustrating and having to cross 19th ave. this makes you delayed and this is frustrating and probably not safe. i'm excited about the fact that with this increased density and the parking that has been planning which is to get people at of their cars. we will have by claims that people will take transit as well
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and this will make my life easier and it will further my personal goal towards a green community. i appreciate you talking about this. thank you. >> hasslei will not reiterate mt use as a from earlier about moving into parker said and the generosity of the owner donating that land to the city and county for that use but i will reiterate my enthusiasm on moving muni to the west side of
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19th avenue. for a normally equipped pedestrian, it is a death run to get to the center island. this is difficult if you get halfway across one direction of those lanes. moving out of the traffic will make it much better. the overall project of improving the park will improve the lifestyle for the disabled. there will be plans for disabled and they will be rebuilt. this has been a piece feel reduction of rebuilding the intersection since i've become a wheelchair user. each one of those has been an improvement but the overall project if this proceeds and i hope it does, will be a fast improvement for muni and for the
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safety of all people in san francisco. >> good afternoon. >> i was a 40-year member for 10 years and i am very enthusiastic about any transportation and once a member of the sustainability committee. i like the idea of a more green environment. i also know that it costs money to build this rail. i think that this is a great idea. putting it on the west side is a benefit that was brought and this benefits our children, just
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the good old safety. bringing it in will bring people to our shops and enhance that and get the cars off the street. the more transportation we have, the better. >> good afternoon. >> i have lived at parker said for 14 years. i have been waiting for the state. i moved to park merced in 1996. the only place in the city i could find an apartment i could afford as part merced. what i missed was the kind of
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neighborhood i was expecting when i came to san francisco. i could go down the street and go to the different shops. i liked this idea very much because i think that this will provide support to the growing number of businesses along the strip mark just off of 19th avenue. -- a strip mall just off of 19th avenue. people notice there. they will have signs that you can see as you are driving by. they need more and more customers to make that a viable operation and to make this a neighborhood where people can walk to places they want to go. so, i like this idea very much. the flight paths are a wonderful idea. i lived in a tower and i don't want to take a bike at then down the elevator. 19th avenue and holloway, i'm
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very positive about the idea is there because i don't walk that intersection much but i drive through it a lot and i dread it every single time because there are people running here and there to get to the train or the bus or people are just leaving. for a while, there was a camera there and i was terrified to use that intersection because i could easily wind up in the middle of the intersection just because of pedestrian traffic. this is bad for drivers, not just pedestrians. san francisco state right now has a shuttle to bart which is so near and so far. the shuttle from the school is that of the north and so if there is some way to get transportation throughout the
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neighborhood, that would be great. >> >> good afternoon. >> i run the san francisco housing action coalition and i have not had the pleasure of appearing here before. our interest in this project is as smart growth and urban and specially more solutions to housing and affordability. we have been following this project for the stickup live years and they're tremendously excited about it. we like the density and the better use of land. this is one that we don't see very often and i know how difficult ideas of increased height and density are on the west side of san francisco. this is a ground-breaking project. when we hear ideas being talked
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about about zero energy or water, this is outside of the type of projects we review which is something that we do, we review a lot of residential projects which have come before us. this is really innovative. i will freely confess when the study was first proposed, i was nervous and perhaps a little dismayed. i thought that this would slow things down. having seen this and heard the presentation, this is a terrific tool for giving us the understanding of this project in the context of southwest city. we think that this points to the direction of san francisco and i hope he will follow this closely because the success will fall on how closely this is integrated with transit. >> the last speaker.
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>> i live in one of the very first blocks in parker said to be torn down and i'm extremely enthusiastic about it. i have also a degree in green and ecology and i consider myself an environmentalist. i've known for a long time that high-density housing and transportation areas is very sustainable. manhattan can be considered a very sustainable city for that reason and i am happy to hear that there will be connections on the other transportation and i used that 19th avenue and holloway, i used to look at every bus that went through there. i have a car because i like to go out of the city a lot but i have been writing the community
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for 63 years and will continue to use it and understand that transportation is extremely important. >> i am happy that the 19th avenue corridor is being considered and i would like to see that area become a good hub for transportation. the dense housing in san francisco state, i would like to say that this is a fantastic program and i am very happy to be a resident and be involved in it. >> public comment is closed. the members of the boards have a comment? >> is this the one that we saw recently for hunters point? >> i think this is smaller. >> this is smaller in terms of the total number of housing units and acreage. this was 10,500.
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this is much smaller in terms of commercial. >> are the similar to extending the line? >> i think the good thing is that we as an agency, we have a full-time responsibility to work on his neighborhood development projects so that the mta from the very beginning in terms of design and development, we are not talking about transportation issues after the lines are drawn or the plans are laid out which has been some of the past but i think that everyone is pretty well versed in how to work these issues from a city family perspective. we want these to be dedicated to this type of redevelopment project. >> one quick question, you mentioned that this will be one to one in the ratio. what is it now? >> right now, the city
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requirement is one to one. the maximum ratio and understanding is one to one and there is no minimum. this allows the market to provide the marking -- market demand. >> what is it now? >> this is one to one. >> a very exciting project, we look forward to our role. thank you for your presentation. >> the vote on whether to invoke a closed session. the performance evaluation was removed for the closed sessions so their only be discussion into existing litigation and in a conference. >> how about we take a little break before that? >>